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Shirakawago Shiroyama Observatory Deck

Ogimachi, Ono-gun, Shirakawa-mura 501-5627 , Gifu Prefecture
+81 80-6970-5661
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Terrific scenery

The view here is beautiful. Worth visiting this area. You can take a bus from takayama bus station... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Timothy T
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Best view you can get

If you are with car that is the starting point of your Shirakawa-Go experience. If you are by tour... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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Ogimachi, Ono-gun, Shirakawa-mura 501-5627 , Gifu Prefecture
+81 80-6970-5661
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view here is beautiful. Worth visiting this area. You can take a bus from takayama bus station but you have to buy a ticket in advance as the buses are usually fully booked.

Thank Timothy T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are with car that is the starting point of your Shirakawa-Go experience. If you are by tour bus, they will definitely let you to take pictures there. As a result it can be a bit crowded because of professional or amateur photographers, but...More

Thank Flyngdtchmn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The shuttle bus was a few steps away from the bus station. It cost you 200 yens each way for the shuttle. We took the shuttle up and walked down which was enjoyable. The view up there was incredible. But be careful with many uneven...More

1  Thank itcheetam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After an "Interesting" ascent you park in the uninteresting car park among some uninspiring buildings and follow the signs to the viewing point and you are blown away by the vista. The official photographers are quite happy to take your picture using your equipment. Spent...More

Thank Hen_Jack
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We took some time to find the way and eventually drove here through the access road from back. We were rewarded with a spectacular view of the world heritage village. There is sufficient parking even to accommodate tourist buses. Luckily we visited this area at...More

Thank Chrislcc
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I love this little town, the houses are beautiful, the wada house was amazing, lunch... very Japanese style and I love it!.. the only thing I didn't enjoy was the rain, rain and more rain.....I wasn't able to appreciate all the beautiful thing this town...More

Thank Marina S
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Visited here with group on tour coach. Access roads are very narrow and single lane in parts so many tours don't go here. Well with it for the views, which in early April still showed a fair amount of snow still present. However didn't feel...More

Thank PeterHillsLewes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

It takes 5 minutes to walk up the hill overlooking the village, but it is worth it for the view of the village a valley.

Thank Ross B
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Love the place so so much!!! The Unesco heritage place and spectacular view from the top of shirakawago! Although it is just a 3 hours but i felt everything are really worth it! Plan to visit again during spring!

Thank Alan_KaiLoon
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Take the shuttle bus to see the beautiful Breathtaking view of shirakawago! Allow sufficient time and don't miss it. If you are short of time, then make sure you go for this at the very beginning.

Thank Weifong28
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Elaine Y
Hi, I'm planning s holiday trip to shirakawago sometime in September or October (or November) . I'd like to have a look at the nice golden paddy field before harvest time or the festival sometime in October. I can only choose either one. Which one is better ? And if I opt for the view of the paddy field, would sometime between 20-25 September be ok? I like cool weather so I'm trying to time it in such a way I can enjoy the nice cooler weather and the view at the same time . Might get to shirakawa via takayama. Any recommendations for nice resto with Hida beef? That is reasonably priced of course ;P
14 February 2017|
Response from Guide Gift G | Reviewed this property |
Rice is being planted in the fields at this time of the year and experiencing lush green paddy fields is guaranteed in late spring
Hi I am visiting Shirakawago in June and was wondering if I can drive up to the observatory deck? Also is there public parking located inside or outside the village? Thanks!
22 May 2016|
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Response from 765maitec | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we went in April and were able to drive up to the Observatory Deck. Ample parking space in there.
Hi, Christine Thank you for the tips. I will be going to Shirakawago next month. May I ask, I will coming from Kanazawa bus. Is the bus station near the observatory deck? Are there many areas and things to see up there besides the awesome view of the village? Any photos of the deck? Thanks May
23 April 2016|
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Response from Jordan K | Reviewed this property |
The observatory deck is about a 1 to 2km hike away from the bus stop. About half of this hike will take you out of the village. I would recommend taking a taxi around the back of the hill where the observation deck is... More